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Aufderheide to close for repairs

The Willamette National Forest will temporarily close a portion of Forest Service Road 19 to complete a paving project that includes resurfacing the road and repairing slope failures.

The closure, which includes all access along Road 19 from milepost 32 to 50.5, will be in place from Monday through Thursday, June 3rd to 6th, and June 10th to 13th. Road 19 will reopen from Friday through Sunday, June 7th to 9th, and June 14th to 16th.

The route, also known as Aufderheide Drive, is part of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway and connects the McKenzie River and Middle Fork Ranger Districts. The closure area will include Terwilliger Hot Springs south to Box Canyon. The hot springs will remain open but will only be accessible from the north on most days, and visitors should expect heavy truck traffic.

Recreation sites that will not be accessible during the closure include Cougar Crossing Campground, French Pete Trailhead, Rebel Creek Trailhead, Frissell Crossing Trailhead, Ollalie Trailhead, and the Roaring River Ridge South Trailhead.


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